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Sierra Nevada ESB (Early Spring Beer) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada ESB (Early Spring Beer)Sierra Nevada ESB (Early Spring Beer)

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86
very good

631 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 631
Reviews: 570
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.16%


Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 01-09-2008)
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Vendetta

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3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours bubbly, nice size head. Pale bronze, soapy, foamy head that leaves a strong lcaing. Nice looking beer.

Aroma is super malty, a sour, bready, doughy smell. Supremely malty. Not very much hop presence here which I feel important to note just due to the hoppy taste of the brew. Segway...

Super hop kick in here is the first noticible thing. Definite western style to this ESB. However it is nicely balanced with some biscuity malt. Finishes bitter but not overpowering, a bit of an astringent aftertaste. Fine effort.

Mouthfeel is very very good, perfect consistency, no alcohol, medium-bodied.

I have yet to actually drink a Sierra Nevada brew that I don't like, which is peculiar with this review considering that I'm not actually a huge fan of ESBs. Though most Sierra Nevadas are very hopped and it may be an indication of how much of a hop head I actually am.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2009 01:32:17 | More by Vendetta
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Sierra Nevada ESB (Early Spring Beer) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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